Edwin "Eddie" Lancaster married Mary Alice Alderson

Married March 10, 1876, in Argyle, Wisconsin, and they immediately started "West."

Back Row Standing (left to right): Ira and Lizzie

Middle Row (left to right): Mitt, Eddie and Mary Alice

Front Row: (left to right): Maude and Vincent

Children of Edwin & Mary Alice Lancaster:

Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" b. 03 Feb 1883; d. 11 Sep 1965 married R.A. Hawkins Her Obituary
Middleton John "Mitt" b. 03 Aug 1887; d. 03 Dec 1967 His Obituary
Ira William Lancaster b. 30 Mar 1890; d. Aug 1939 His Obituary
Maude Lillian Lancaster b. 23 Jul 1892; d. 08 Nov 1966 married Edward Buss Her Obituary
Vincent Marion Lancaster b. 23 Jul 1895; d. 29 May 1948 His Obituary

Hawarden Independent, March 18, 1926


Mrs. Alice Cooper went to LeMars last Wednesday to attend the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lancaster which was celebrated at their home. The members of the family and a company of friends gathered at the
home and a wedding dinner was served at twelve o'clock. A feature was a
wedding cake, in gold and white, served by the mother and children. Mrs.
Cooper, who is a life long friend of Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster and who was
present at the wedding fifty years ago, made the presentation of a fine gold
cane to Mr. Lancaster and a beautiful golden necklace to Mrs. Lancaster at
the golden jubilee last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster were married at Argyle, Wis., and left for Iowa a few
days after their marriage, locating in Plymouth county and settling on a
farm near Seney. They built a one room house on the farm and continued to
make their home there for thirty-eight years when they retired and moved to
LeMars. When they came to Plymouth county it was a vast prairie where
Indians wandered and wild animals roamed. They saw many people, who having
become disheartened, abandoned their farms and returned to their former
homes but they had faith in the future of Iowa and remained and struggled
through the difficult and trying times. Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster have five
children and eleven grandchildren living in the vicinity of LeMars.

Photo of the Lancaster Brothers--three of which lived in the Seney, Iowa, vicinity.

Brothers, Sons of William Lancaster & Elizabeth Middleton Lancaster

Left to Right: Edwin, William, John, Thomas


Edwin "Eddie" Marion Lancaster
b. 23 Apr 1852, Lake Shore, near Milwaukee, Wisconsin
d. 21 Apr 1930, Seney, Iowa

His Obituary


Mary Alice Alderson Lancaster
b. 08 Jan 1853, Reeth, Yorkshire England
d. 08 Feb 1929, Seney, Iowa

Her Obituary

**Family information and photos submitted by Linda Ziemann




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